Festival Mentorship: Fusion Film Festival

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The Dish & the Spoon
Thursday, March 1
NYU's Cantor Film Center: 36 E 8th Street, NYC
7:00-9:00 pm
FREE Screening
In Attendance: Writer/Director Alison Bagnall, star Greta Gerwig

From writer/director Alison Bagnall (Buffalo 66Piggie) comes the poignant comedy The Dish & the Spoon. Greta Gerwig (GreenbergNo Strings AttachedArthur) is Rose, a woman descending into an emotional tailspin after her husband admits to an affair. Hell-bent on revenge, she drives to a boarded-up Delaware beach town to hunt down the other woman. Instead, she discovers a stranded British teenage boy (exciting newcomer Olly Alexander) marooned on the beach. This lost boy becomes her constant companion and caretaker. The mismatched pair stumbles through a series of small adventures that build towards an unconventional romance in this funny and affecting film.

 

Miss Representation
Saturday, March 3
NYU's Tisch Theater #006: 721 Broadway, NYC
6:00 pm
FREE Screening and Panel

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. This searing documentary explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media’s limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful. Stories from teenagers and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, activists, and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Lisa Ling, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave you shaken and armed with a new perspective.